Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Contributions To The Study Of Popular Culture,)

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Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture,)

J. K. Rowling achieved astounding commercial success with her series of novels about Harry Potter, the boy-wizard who finds out about his magical powers on the morning of his eleventh birthday. The books' incredible popularity, and the subsequent likelihood that they are among this generation's most formative narratives, call for critical exploration and study to interpret the works' inherent tropes and themes. The essays in this collection assume that Rowling's works should not be relegated to the categories of pulp fiction or children's trends, which would deny their certain influence on the intellectual, emotional, and psychosocial development of today's children. The variety of contributions allows for a range of approaches and interpretive methods in exploring the novels, and reveals the deeper meanings and attitudes towards justice, education, race, foreign cultures, socioeconomic class, and gender.

Specifications of Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture,)

GENERAL
AuthorGiselle Liza Anatol
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100313320675
ISBN-139780313320675
PublisherPraeger
Number Of Pages248
Publication Date2003-05-30
DIMENSIONS
Height9.21 inch.
Length6.14 inch.
Width0.56 inch.
Weight1.15 pounds.

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